AMCHAM meets the Department of Intellectual Property

AMCHAM meets the Department of Intellectual Property 

On August 26, AMCHAM met with Director General Thosapone DansuputraDepartment of Intellectual Property (DIP) to strengthen dialogue and cooperation between Intellectual Property Rights owners and the Thai government agencies 

Director General Thosapone gave a briefing on the development of Intellectual Property at the Policy level. In response to Covid-19, the DIP issued notifications and guidelines on requests for extension of the time periods and proceedings. He also mentioned that Thailand was in the process of amending the Patent Act 1979 as well as further amending the Copyright Act 1194 in two phases.  

He also highlighted DIP’s enforcement efforts and the role of its steering committee in developing measures and overseeing all enforcement operations in Thailand. The DIP has been working on enforcement against online infringement, border enforcement, and destruction of IPR infringing goods. The DIP has also been working on integrating information technology systems to facilitate online applications through e-filing. They continue to promote awareness and education on IP rights and copyright infringement through the DIP Mini-Marathon 2020 on March 1, 2020, anti-piracy video contest for university students, and the 2020 IP Fair.  

AMCHAM Executive Director Heidi Gallant congratulated the DIP on their efforts and suggested ways in which AMCHAM could support the DIP by disseminating information on DIP’s latest initiatives to AMCHAM members through AMCHAM’s communications platforms.  

Also, in attendance was AMCHAM member Alan Adcock, Tilleke and Gibbins, and Co-Chair of AMCHAM’s Food & Agri-Business Committee and other IP-related members. AMCHAM members spoke about the stay of play in their respective sectors and offered useful and practical recommendations.  

Detailed minutes of the meeting can be read on the Member Information Center.  

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